Making the patient feel good about the consultation

Many patients do not particularly enjoy visiting the general practitioner and some, for a variety of reasons, visit as a last resort. It is important to make patients feel good about their visit. They should feel accepted, believed and important in the sense that they have reached out to a friend in whom they can trust and be confident with. This is where appropriate explanation, reassurance and basic counselling are so important in patient management. Even seemingly trivial complaints should be managed with understanding and explanation. Patient education handouts are appreciated. Attention to even simple problems with simple therapies such as the palpation of a tender trigger spot on the back followed by the application of an 'analgesic' spray or rub with gentle massage is much more powerful than a disinterested, albeit reassuring, dismissal that the problem is 'nothing much to worry about'.

Dealing With Back Pain

Dealing With Back Pain

Deal With Your Pain, Lead A Wonderful Life An Live Like A 'Normal' Person. Before I really start telling you anything about me or finding out anything about you, I want you to know that I sympathize with you. Not only is it one of the most painful experiences to have backpain. Not only is it the number one excuse for employees not coming into work. But perhaps just as significantly, it is something that I suffered from for years.

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